Birds of a feather make first Scots landing at His Majesty’s

Birds of a feather make first Scots landing at His Majesty’s

The national tour of Birds of a Feather with Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are to make their Scottish debut in Aberdeen, at His Majesty’s Theatre for a week-long run starting on Tuesday, April 2.

The new 14-week tour of the stage version of one of BBC TV’s most popular and fondly remembered sitcoms kicks off in Coventry in March.

One of BBC TV’s most popular and fondly remembered sitcoms, the show ran for almost 10 years until 1998, chronicling the misadventures of Sharon Theodopolopoudos (Pauline), Tracy Stubbs (Linda) and their man-eating neighbour, Dorien Green (Lesley).

Pauline will most recently be remembered as Hazel Rhodes in ITV1’s Emmerdale, she is also well known for her portrayal of Olive Martin in the award winning drama The Sculptress, Down to Earth, Cold Blood and Missing.

In 2008 she celebrated 40 years in the entertainment business and launched the hugely successful Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, with over 30 academies across the United Kingdom.

Since the first tour of Birds of a Feather, Pauline has filmed a new ITV drama series starring alongside David Tennant called Broadchurch which will be screened later this year.

Linda rose to prominence in Shine On Harvey Moon and also appeared in Harry’s Game and Play For Today amongst others before starring as Tracey in Birds Of A Feather for nine years.

Subsequent TV credits include Jobs For The Girls, Grumpy Old Women and The Bill and feature films have included Anuvahood and Outside Bet.  Her theatre work includes Grumpy Old Women, A Passionate Woman, The Food Chain and Telstar in London’s West End and not forgetting her dip into the jungle in I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here last year.

Lesley has recently been touring in the hugely-successful Calendar Girls and her vast array of other theatre work includes Sir Peter Hall’s production of Home, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Piaf, The Miser, Annie, Hot Flush, Office Suite and a successful one-woman show, Singular Women.

Her TV work includes the ITV soap Night And Day for two years as well as a host of other shows for all the major channels and a plethora of light entertainment shows including a regular spot on This Morning, Wish You Were Here, Stars in Their Eyes and Celebrity Come Dine with Me.

Together, they recreate their adored characters from Bird of a Feather on stage in a production created especially for the theatre by The Comedy Theatre Company, producers of the highly successful tour of Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies and Keeping Up Appearances.

Tickets for Birds of a Feather are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Wednesday 23 January

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